Old Union Street Arches
229 Union Street
LA CASA DE BERNARDA ALBA
By Federico García Lorca
Directed by Jorge de Juan
The House of Bernarda Alba explores themes of repression, passion and conformity through the depiction of a matriarch’s domination of her five daughters. Described by the author as “a drama of women in the villages of Spain”, the deliberate exclusion of any male character from the action helps build the high level of sexual tension that is present throughout this masterpiece.
Running time:1 hour 30 minutes with 15-minute interval
Warning: Implicit reference to suicide.